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Camel Weathervane

Single Hump Camel Weather Vane


This Camel Weather Vane, Camelid dromedarius is based on the single-humped dromedary, and was originally commissioned as a birthday gift. It is typically fabricated entirely in copper and can be made with a simple horizontal tube to represent the ground (as shown here) or we can add an optional half arrow tip and fletching if you would like a visual wind indicator. We also use brown glass eyes with black pupils to give it a more lifelike appearance.

In addition to this single-hump camel, we could easily make a two-humped camel if that is your preference. We have often thought that a silhouette weathervane showing a string of camels moving across the desert would make an eye catching weathervane. If you have an idea for any Camel themed weathervane, please let us know. We always enjoy working with customers to actualize a vision.

Interestingly, the camel is counted among the animals choose as for school mascots. Connecticut College, for instance, chose the camel to encourage their sports team the qualities of endurance, determination and strength. And then there are Camel Cigarettes, the first commercial prerolled cigarette. And why the camel? Turkish paper!

The camel is an even-toed ungulate within the genus Camelus, bearing distinctive fatty deposits known as “humps” on its back. The two surviving species of camel are the dromedary, or one-humped camel, C. dromedarius, which inhabits the Middle East and the Horn of Africa; and the Bactrian, or two-humped camel, C. bactrianus, which inhabits Central Asia. Both species have been domesticated; providing milk, meat, and hair for textiles or goods such as felted pouches, and they are working animals with tasks ranging from human transport to bearing loads.

Also in the Camelid family, we offer Llama and Alpaca weathervanes.